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Budget Chief: Deep Cuts Loom For The University of Hawaii Screenshot University of Hawaii

Budget Chief: Deep Cuts Loom For The University of Hawaii

The extent of financial woes won’t be clear for another eight weeks when fall classes start and enrollment numbers are in.

Schools Chief Hopes To See Hawaii Elementary Schools Open By August April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Schools Chief Hopes To See Hawaii Elementary Schools Open By August

DOE also offered guidance on classroom safety protocols, including keeping students with the same staff all day and requiring masks outside the classroom.

Hawaii Schools Under Pressure To Provide More Data About Remote Learning Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Schools Under Pressure To Provide More Data About Remote Learning

Since the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools in March, the Hawaii schools chief says 80% to 95% of students have “consistent access to education material.”

Hawaii School Superintendent Gets ‘Effective’ Rating From Board Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii School Superintendent Gets ‘Effective’ Rating From Board

But the Board of Education scored the school chief poorly in areas like operations, resource and personnel management.

Current Board of Education Member May Not Be Renominated Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Current Board of Education Member May Not Be Renominated

Two new boards members were confirmed by the full Senate Thursday, but the renomination of Kili Namauu has been stalled by the Senate Education Committee.

Virtual Commencement Ceremony Will Honor Pacific Islander Students

Virtual Commencement Ceremony Will Honor Pacific Islander Students

The event is open to all graduating students from Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia and the deadline to register is Friday, May 22.

Hawaii Public Schools Gear Up For Summer Programs Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Hawaii Public Schools Gear Up For Summer Programs

The Hawaii DOE expects participation in summer school to be much higher than in recent years.

DOE Is Opening Up Classrooms This Summer For Some Students Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Is Opening Up Classrooms This Summer For Some Students

The schools superintendent said in-person instruction will be reserved for students who are struggling with virtual learning.

Hawaii DOE Reminder On Refunds, Online Registration Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii DOE Reminder On Refunds, Online Registration

The superintendent also sent a message of thanks to the school community.

Schools Chief: Use Federal Bailout Money To Avoid Teacher Pay Cuts Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schools Chief: Use Federal Bailout Money To Avoid Teacher Pay Cuts

Superintendent Christina Kishimoto outlined some plans for federal stimulus money, including keeping salaries at current levels.

UH Is Making Students Vacate Campus Housing Next Week Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Is Making Students Vacate Campus Housing Next Week

About 750 students still live on campus at the University of Hawaii Manoa. But most are being told to move out by May 16 even as the stay-at-home order makes it hard to find housing.

Ige Says Child Care Centers Can Reopen. But Are They Ready? Suevon Lee

Ige Says Child Care Centers Can Reopen. But Are They Ready?

At least 100 private, licensed facilities have never closed since the pandemic, limiting care to children of essential workers.

June 2020

Thursday, June 4

Budget Chief: Deep Cuts Loom For The University of Hawaii

Wednesday, June 3

Schools Chief Hopes To See Hawaii Elementary Schools Open By August

May 2020

Sunday, May 24

Hawaii Schools Under Pressure To Provide More Data About Remote Learning

Thursday, May 21

Hawaii School Superintendent Gets ‘Effective’ Rating From Board

Current Board of Education Member May Not Be Renominated

Tuesday, May 19

Hawaii Public Schools Gear Up For Summer Programs

Thursday, May 14

DOE Is Opening Up Classrooms This Summer For Some Students

Thursday, May 7

Schools Chief: Use Federal Bailout Money To Avoid Teacher Pay Cuts

UH Is Making Students Vacate Campus Housing Next Week

Wednesday, May 6

Ige Says Child Care Centers Can Reopen. But Are They Ready?

Private Schools May Suffer As Cash-Strapped Families Can’t Afford Tuition

Monday, May 4

UH Plans To Resume In-Person Classes This Fall

April 2020

Wednesday, April 29

DOE Chief: Distance Learning Will Still Fill A Need Once Classrooms Reopen

Tuesday, April 28

What Should Hawaii’s Schools Look Like After The Pandemic?

Thursday, April 23

Coronavirus Shakes Up Dreams Of College For Many Hawaii Seniors

Wednesday, April 22

Lawsuit: Closed-Door Board Of Ed Meeting Violated Sunshine Law

Saturday, April 18

Teaching Your Kid At Home Is Not As Easy As It Looks

Friday, April 17

Hawaii Schools Closed For Rest of School Year

Wednesday, April 15

Traditional High School Graduations in Hawaii Canceled This Year

Lawsuit: Special Ed Students Need Extra Help When Schools Reopen

Wednesday, April 8

Hawaii Public Schools Unlikely To Open Again This School Year

Sunday, April 5

Educators Worry About Kids With No Computers As Online Classes Start

Thursday, April 2

Board of Ed Waives High School Graduation Requirements

March 2020

Monday, March 30

Hawaii Schools Want To Keep Kids Engaged Until School Resumes

Tuesday, March 24

Superintendent: Hawaii Schools To Remain Closed Through April 30

Monday, March 23

Your Child Care Center May Still Be Open

Thursday, March 19

DOE Will Offer Meals Outside Some Cafeterias While Schools Are Closed

Tuesday, March 17

Hawaii Teachers Union Files Complaint Against DOE, Governor

Monday, March 16

Advocates Want More Emphasis On High Quality Pre-K In Early Education Bill

Sunday, March 15

Hawaii Public Schools Extend Spring Break Due To Coronavirus

Wednesday, March 11

Hawaii DOE Cancels All School Travel Outside State

Wednesday, March 4

Hawaii’s Largest Private College Is Fighting For Its Future

February 2020

Friday, February 28

Chad Blair: Lawmakers Take A Stand For The First Amendment

Tuesday, February 25

Bill To Expand Preschool Access Clears Key House Committees

Hawaiian Language Makes A Comeback In Hana’s Schools — And Homes

Monday, February 24

Building A Hawaiian Language Curriculum Classroom By Classroom

Thursday, February 20

Hawaii DOE’s Next 10-Year Vision Will Have To Wait

Tuesday, February 11

Why Hawaii Isn’t Competitive In Recruiting Teachers

Friday, February 7

Plan For Dramatic Expansion Of Hawaii Pre-K Programs Still Lacks Details

January 2020

Friday, January 31

Hawaii Looks To The Philippines For Its Newest Teacher Recruits

Monday, January 27

Saiki Proposes Tax Funding Measure To Raise Teacher Pay

Friday, January 24

Judge: ACLU Title IX Suit Cannot Proceed As Class Action

Friday, January 17

DOE Faces More Tough Questions Over How It Will Pay For Teacher Raises

Thursday, January 16

Lawyer: Mid-Pac Institute ‘Showed Stupefying Incompetence’ In Death Of Boy

Tuesday, January 14

Hawaii Leaders Back Ambitious Plan To Rapidly Expand Preschool

DOE Wants To Raise Pay For Experienced Hawaii Teachers

Tuesday, January 7

Hawaii Board Of Education Wants More Transparency In School Construction Projects

Monday, January 6

Cyber Spies Are Quietly Boosting Hawaii’s High Tech Economy

A $75,000 Settlement Is Scaring Hawaii Charter Schools